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Living With Nature Monthly Program

 

Now Accepting Proposals for Fall 2018 Presentations!

Tucson Audubon Society’s Living with Nature program is an opportunity to reach, involve, and educate the Tucson community on the importance of human connection to nature and natural habitats. This program is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. All speakers donate their time and talent in contributing to this effort. Speakers can bring the following to the program:
Knowledge – a speaker with specific subject matter expertise can provide essential insights on scientific and cultural trends pertaining to human interaction with nature applicable to birds, other wildlife, and their habitats in Southeast Arizona
Inspiration – a speaker can offer a high-energy, thought-provoking, and or motivational speech on human interaction with nature to encourage our audience to adopt new concepts or conquer new challenges that tie-in with the Tucson Audubon Society mission
Visibility – a recognized speaker can be an asset to both Tucson Audubon Society and their representing organization in efforts to increase event attendance and or attract media interest. 
Professionals in the field, faculty in residence, subject-matter experts, graduate students, and motivational speakers are encouraged to fill out the form below. After you have submitted your proposal we will be in touch with you shortly. Please direct any additional questions to LaNella Gaines by email: lgaines@tucsonaudubon.org or phone: 520-488-2868

TUCSONgenerally mid-week, can vary. Time 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Venue:  REI Tucson, 160 W Wetmore Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705 map

Monday, May 14
Extra-pair Mating in Tree Swallows

Faithless philandering or cunning cuckoldry?
presented by Dr. Kelly Hallinger

For centuries, birds have been regarded as paragons of monogamy. The past 30 years, however, have cast their unfettered fidelity in a remarkably different light. New molecular genetic techniques have given researchers an unobstructed look at the private lives of birds and resulted in the startling discovery that cuckoldry is common, occurring in more than 75% of all species studied to date. Why promiscuous mating should be so common in the avian world remains an unanswered and contentious question. In this seminar, Kelly will introduce several hypotheses that have been put forward to explain the high incidence of promiscuous mating in birds. Then we get to delve into a detailed examination of one of these hypotheses using data from a long-studied population of Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) breeding in New York.
To register at REI’s website click here, or call REI 520.887.1938
Classroom doors open at 6, presentation at 6:30 pm.

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705

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Tucson, AZ 85742

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Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120
Tucson, AZ 85705

Mason Center
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742

Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624
520 415-6447